March 16, 2009

RUNEFANG II - High Elf Army List

Officially registered for tournament now as well, after getting the all important OK from my wife for having a weekend away in Wellington playing 'Geek Wars' as she calls it. After some great feedback from the users on I have settled on the following High Elf army list for the RUNEFANG II tournament in May. With the final list not having to be submitted until the end of April I am going to have a lot of time to play test it. First match up is this Thursday against Doug's Skaven. I'll also try and arrange some against Stephens Empire, Wood Elves and Ogres for some variety. Anyway, here it is:

2250pts High ElvesTournament List

Archmage Level 4 [With Phoenix Guard]
- Folraiths Robe, Dispel Scroll x2
- Taking High Magic

Dragon Mage Level 2
- Silver Wand, Guardian Phoenix

Noble [With Spears]
- Battle Standard, Armour of Caledor, Great Weapon

Spears x20
- FC & Lion Standard

Archers x10

Swordmasters x6

Swordmasters x6

Phoenix Guard x17
- FC & Banner of Sorcery

Dragon Princes x5
- MU, SB & Banner of Ellyrion


Shadow Warriors x5

Deployment Options
These are going to be tricky and hopefully play testing over the next few weeks will sort out some basic deployment plans. The key is to screen my Swordmasters long enough to allow them to get into combat. For that it might mean keeping my Archmage (with High Magic) exposed behind the main line - although he is immune to all but magical attacks - in order to boost the Swordmasters with the key protective spells. DP will as usual go on one flank, with the Dragon Mage on the other - although keeping him in the middle might also work.

Option 1
Dragon Mage on one flank, DP on the other with Shadow Warriors deployed ahead (depending upon terrain) as a screen to allow them to charge. Battleline would essentially swing to left pivoting around Bolt-Thrower on left flank.

Option 2
I keep the Dragon Mage back and wait to see where main enemy concentrations are before using him as a march blocker. Would also prevent him being targetted by enemy warmachines. Advantage is that as a Hero I deploy him last.

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